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Dappled white – LEPIDOPTERA LIBANOTICA

Dappled white

Euchloe ausonia

A medium-sized white butterfly with a wingspan of 40-46 mm, typically white with black markings. There are several subspecies in Lebanon. The dappled lives in warm dry fields, forest edges, flower-rich meadows, semi-desert, and on stony mountainsides. Host plants are represented by members of the mustard family, including a species of cabbage (Brassica tournefortii), smooth charlock (Sinapis arvensis), woad (Isatis tinctoria), and candytufts (Iberis spp.). This butterfly flies March through early June.

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Attribution: Zeynel Cebeci (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Zeynel Cebeci (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Zeynel Cebeci (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

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